David Loughrey

More delay on Riccarton Rd

Riccarton Rd residents will have to wait longer for a final outcome to roading issues in the area, with a delay in funding continuing a debate that has been going on for up to 15 years.

DCC promises answers on stadium submissions

DCC promises answers on stadium submissions

A reply to residents who presented submissions to the council opposing the Awatea St stadium has become "half the size of The Forsyte Saga", as the council tries to clear up what Mayor Peter Chin says are factual errors and wrong assumptions.

Status of stadium opponent questioned

Status of stadium opponent questioned

Queenstown property developer Basil Walker, the man behind the latest legal challenge against the Otago stadium, confirmed yesterday he is not a ratepayer and is an undischarged bankrupt.

DCC reminded of social duty

DCC reminded of social duty

After 36 hours at the table listening to 184 submitters, the Dunedin City Council will now turn its attention to who gets what, and how much ratepayers will pay when its annual plan process is complete.

Claim stadium debate cost trust

Claim stadium debate cost trust

The Dunedin City Council needed to take a good look at its consultation process following an acrimonious debate on the stadium, and loss of public trust, Dunedin educationalist Pat Harrison said in her submission.

Richard Walls clashes with submitter

Richard Walls clashes with submitter

The annual plan hearings descended from a polite, if sometimes strained discussion, into shouting and finger pointing yesterday, when Cr Richard Walls clashed with a submitter.

Bus service can be 'a jewel'

Bus service can be 'a jewel'

Phillip Cole urged the council to find innovative ways to encourage people to use buses, and provided a few ideas of his own, despite responsibility for public transport being with the Otago Regional Council.

Bars want traffic-free lower Octagon

Bars want traffic-free lower Octagon

Bars and food outlets in Dunedin's lower Octagon have banded together to push for the area to be closed to traffic during summer.

Regent trust asks council to fund upgrade

Regent trust asks council to fund upgrade

Work identified as "urgent" to upgrade the stage at the Regent Theatre is expected to cost $4.75 million, with another $1.7 million needed for the theatre's auditorium.

Council has 'duty' to provide housing

Council has 'duty' to provide housing

Social service agencies appeared at the annual plan hearing yesterday to tell the story of struggling families with little extra money to pay for rate increases.